Breast revision surgery is an enormous proportion of Dr. Linder’s practice both in Beverly Hills and now in Las Vegas, Nevada. Women present to his office with problems of disproportionality of the implants.
As has been surveyed by many women throughout United States, on secondary revision augmentations, they often desire to go larger and wish they had gone larger from the primary surgery. As a result, we try to guide the patient to make a decision realizing that swelling takes six to eight weeks and the implants will be smaller after the swelling has occurred with the final product. Approximately 75 to 80% of the women who presented to us for revision due to volume discrepancies, desired to go larger. Especially the women who were quite small to begin with, feel that, for example, they would like to go from an “A” to a small “C” just because they have had nothing and they would “be happy with something.” However, in my general experience, this is not usually the case down the road. The women go to a small “C” and then wish they had gone to a mid to full “C” and they often go significantly larger on the second go around. I try to impress upon each patient that proportionality of their body is the most important thing. A woman is 5 feet 8 inches, going from an “A” to a small or mid “C” probably is not large enough and they are going to wish they had gone to a full “C” or small “D” once the swelling resolves in six to eight weeks. This is why we show hundreds if not thousands of our Before and After photographs to show the actual final results after swelling has resolved with specific implant volumes and sizes.
Think very carefully about your final outcome result during your primary augmentation because if you undershoot, there is a significant chance within the next two years you will go back to your plastic surgeon for a revision in order to go larger. Implant volume revision surgery usually requires simply removal and replacement of the saline or silicone implant and if necessary scar tissue must be released and open, doing an open capsulotomy. This surgery should be done under general anesthesia with a Board Certified Anesthesiologist in a Qualified Medicare and/or State Certified Ambulatory Facility.
Stuart Linder, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a Beverly Hills and Las Vegas Breast Revision Surgeon who enjoys performing breast augmentations, breast revisions, breast lifts, breast reductions and breast reconstructive surgery. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Stuart A. Linder, M.D., F.A.C.S. Las Vegas Breast Revision Specialist
9167 W Flamingo Rd, Suite # 110, Las Vegas, NV 89147
Phone: (702) 434-7205